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How do we stack up against other accountants
We’re not all the same. The differences are subtle, but important.
|Maslins||SJD||Nixon Williams||ClearSky||Danbro||Crunch||Gorilla||JSA/WorkWell||Brookson One|
|Member firm of one of the main tax/accounting bodies (ACCA, CIOT, ICAEW, ICAS)? *|
|Controlled by||Maslins Employees||Venture Capital||Venture Capital||Venture Capital||A Few Individuals||A Few Individuals||A Few Individuals||A Few Individuals||Venture Capital|
|Referral reward?||Recurring 10% Discount||One Off £100 Cash||One Off £100 Cash||One Off £100 Cash||One Off £250 Cash||One Off £75 Cash||One Off £200 Cash||One Off £250 Cash|
|Google ranking||5.0||4.2 > 4.8||4.3||1.2 > 4.5||3.1||4.1||4.8||4.2||3.1|
|Price (ex VAT/month)||£119||£135||£110||£135||£115||£121.50||£95||£135|
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“if you don’t pay for the product, you are the product”. Many accounting firms are worse as they both charge you fees and also receive kickbacks/commissions from external services they recommend. Maslins don’t do this. In practice this means firstly you can rely on recommendations we make as being best for you/your business, not our bottom line. Secondly, typically we negotiate discounts for you instead of kickbacks for us, so you get cheaper deals for associated services.
Accountancy is a service industry. Whilst technology helps, it’s employees that you speak to. As Maslins Ltd is employee owned, our staff all have a stake in the business. This means they really care about keeping you happy, so you’ll stick with us and potentially recommend us to others. This helps align our motivations with yours, as well as meaning our staff turnover is very low, so continuity of your key contacts is high.
We’re all about the long term. We want loyal, happy clients who spread the word. Our competitors give one off gifts for referrals, so you need to keep referring more and more people to them to continue benefitting. Not with us. You can recommend someone in your first month, and if you both stay with us 10 years, you’ll benefit from the discount for 10 years. Recommend 10 clients who sign up and get your accounts/tax work free!
We haven’t itemised exactly which firm does what, as on paper most will offer broadly the same service. Some do charge extra for things like them acting as registered office address, personal tax returns, references etc. Where competitors have multiple offerings, we’ve picked the one that most closely aligns with ours.
Put bluntly, we’re actually a firm of accountants and tax advisers, run by accountants and tax advisers. The others listed above operate in the accounting world, but they’re not regulated by one of the main accounting/tax bodies.